Fact Checking Policy
Last Updated: August 2020
Kwhen is different from other publications because it has no by-lines. It is written anonymously because:
- It is a publication whose collective voice and personality matter more than the identities of individual writers.
- It leverages our world-class content automation technology to produce a large majority of articles published.
This ensures continuity, consistency, and accuracy on a scale that few other publications can match.
We care about being perfectly clear and precise with words, headlines, and URLs and understand that words have the utmost power and act accordingly. Hence, editors and reporters must be precise with their words, headlines, and URLs. They are required to understand that words have power and act responsibly. In doing so, they must verify the information they gather. This includes identifying information such as names and positions, but also includes factual statements and accounts.
Reporters conduct their own fact checking using their own judgment, in line with our Ethics policy. Kwhen is ready to and will use fact-checkers both online and within the editorial team in certain circumstances if need be.
If we receive a claim regarding fact-checking on our website, we first contact the source of the claim for further elaboration and supporting information. We also contact individuals and organizations who would have more information about or have relevant experience on the subject at hand, as well as researching relevant literature that has bearing on the topic.